ARCHIVED: AALL Executive Director Search Special Committee (2002)

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CHARGE: The Executive Director Search Special Committee is charged to find a new Executive Director for the American Association of Law Libraries. The Special Committee shall conduct a proactive national search to attract a highly qualified and diverse pool of applicants. The Special Committee shall pay particular attention in its efforts to attracting applicants from among a broad spectrum of library- and law-related and association management organizations. Current members of the AALL Executive Board are ineligible for consideration.

The Special Committee shall inform the membership of the process and timetable that will be followed and ensure that the process is an open one to the extent possible.

In furtherance of its charge the Special Committee shall: review, and update if necessary, the existing job description for Executive Director; recommend an executive search firm and budget for Executive Board approval no later than the April 2002 Board meeting; oversee and work with the executive search firm to identify and solicit applicants and screen potential candidates for the position; and interview a minimum of six candidates.

The Special Committee shall provide a confidential report, containing a summary of the process followed, a detailed rationale, and a recommendation of up to three final candidates, ranked in order of Special Committee preference, to the AALL Executive Board. The Special Committee shall make every effort to present its report and list of final candidates to the Executive Board no later than the first Board meeting in July 2002. The Special Committee Chair will attend that Board meeting and report orally in Executive Session. The Special Committee's term expires upon presentation of its prioritized list of candidates to the Board.

The Executive Board shall select the successful candidate and set the salary range. The Board delegates to the President (in office when the selection of the successful candidate is approved) and the Treasurer the duty of negotiating compensation and other contractual terms of employment.